The Education Gadfly Daily

Ohio Gadfly lauds MC2STEM school, welcomes Dr. Michael Drake to the head of Ohio State University, tries to make sense of a new report discouraging replication of great urban schools (like MC2STEM), and celebrates National School Choice Week.
Last week, State Auditor Dave Yost released the findings of his investigation into data scrubbing in Columbus City Schools. Fordham's Ohio policy minds give their take on the report and what it means for the district going forward.
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A first look at today's most important education news: The court case over teacher job protections in California is fully underway, with plaintiffs arguing that the laws hinder the removal of ineffective teachers and disproportionately harm underprivileged students . Los Angeles superintendent John...
We recognize 25 of the best charter schools in Ohio.
Yesterday at AEI’s terrific conference on “ encouraging new and better schools ” via school-choice programs, I presented a paper on what the recently resurgent private-school-choice movement can learn from the 20 years of successes and struggles of charter schooling . I argued that three lessons...
A first look at today's most important education news: “ Next Generation Sunshine State Standards ”: Florida’s proposed Common Core rebranding. (Washington Post) The Gates Foundation will make five $100,000 grants for collaboration between charter and traditional public schools to five cities:...
I have been blessed with a few decades worth of work in education policy, and I have never seen a moment with more potential. While it is possible and valid to reflect on the last twenty years and be disappointed that we didn’t make blistering-fast progress, it’s just as valid to be proud of the...
A first look at today's most important education news: The Education Department will allow public charter schools to weight their lotteries for disadvantaged student groups without losing federal grants . Checker hates it , but Mike loves it . (Washington Post , Charters & Choice , Chalkbeat ,...
On the K–12 education front, the president made no news and no big mistakes. He scarcely even mentioned teachers. Save for “Race to the Top,” he mentioned none of his administration’s more controversial (and sometimes worthy) initiatives such as charter schools, teacher evaluations, and state...

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